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Mini Cooper R56 Clutch Replacement

This video shows you how to replace the clutch and flywheel on a Mini Cooper S (R56). This information will also apply to clutch replacement in general if you're looking for some tips and tricks for that.

The engine and transmission have been removed from the vehicle in this video. Here is a video showing how to remove the engine and transmission. NOTE: You do not have to remove the engine and transmission to replace the clutch on this vehicle. However, for me, it did make things a lot easier. Given that I was also doing other work to the engine, it made sense for me to remove them.

Mini Cooper Engine Removal (R56/N14): https://youtu.be/338Wx0fOS3U

Also helpful, Mini Cooper S (R56) Front End Removal: https://youtu.be/2RfQsOwBZHk

Here is the clutch replacement in written form with torque specs: https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/MINI_R56/137-TRANS-Clutch_Replacing/137-TRANS-Clutch_Replacing.htm

I had some help with editing on this one from Javan Hovind.

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Parts

Detroit Tuned Clutch Kit: http://www.detroittuned.com/mini-cooper-s-clutch-super-kit-gen-2/

Just the clutch kit: https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/21208607915.htm?pn=21-20-8-607-915-M262

Just the dual mass flywheel: https://www.oembimmerparts.com/Mini-Cooper-S-Dual-Mass-Flywheel-OEM-p/21207575069mc.htm

Transmission fluid (You'll need 2 quarts): https://www.amazon.com/Pentosin-FFL4-Gear-Oil/dp/B0044ALUKQ

Rear Main Seal: https://new.minimania.com/part/G2NME8161/Mini-Cooper-Crankshaft-Rear-Main-Seal-Oem-Gen2-R55-r61

Tools

Engine Support/Holder: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/atd-tools-7477-engine-transverse-bar-w-arm-support#oid=1002_1

Timing Chain Tools (Includes flywheel holder): https://www.jbtoolsales.com/assenmacher-mc1400-mini-cooper-engine-alignment-tool-set#oid=1002_1

ETorx: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/lisle-26280-external-torx-bit-socket-set-10-piece-e6-to-e20#oid=1002_1

Torque Wrench: http://www.rakuten.com/prod/282405511.html

Torque Angle Gauge: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/otc-4554-torque-angle-gauge-1-2-drive#oid=1002_1

Long Breaker Bar: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/titan-tools-12047-breaker-bar-1-2-drive-30-long#oid=1002_1

Ingersoll Rand 3/8" Impact: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/ingersoll-rand-w5132-k12-iqv20-3-8-drive-impactool-bl2022-kit#oid=1002_1

1/4” Milwaukee Driver: https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/2453-22

Zep Brake Clean Sprayer: http://www.apmengineparts.com/829801.html

Zep Brake Cleaner 5 gallon: http://www.drillspot.com/products/643623/zep_r18935_brake_wash_solution

Honda Urea Grease: https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Honda-08798-9002-Urea-Grease/dp/B00BFDFYKW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1528392256&sr=8-1&keywords=honda+urea+grease

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Other videos in Mini Series (Links posted when available)

Introducing The Mini Series: https://youtu.be/Ajsk8kgafXg

2007-2013 Mini Cooper S (R56) Battery Replacement: https://youtu.be/3WpqmJT_Wc0

R56 Mini Carpet and Interior Removal: https://youtu.be/powCgE9Tx50

Carpet and Seat Installation R56 Mini Cooper: https://youtu.be/19BDsW4J7UE

Mini Cooper S (R56) Front End Removal: https://youtu.be/2RfQsOwBZHk

Mini Cooper Oil Leak Repairs (R56/N14): https://youtu.be/7MWiOnZxURw

Mini N14 Timing Chain Replacement: https://youtu.be/VoPz9sEvYN4

Mini Cooper N14 Cylinder Head Removal:

Mini Rear Hatch Latch Repair:

Mini Cooper (R56) Parking Brake Cable Replacement:

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